Celebrating the Growing Season
July 22, 2010
After a full, season of creating books with students in classrooms, I am happy spend my mornings wandering around my husband’s gardens, harvesting, then drawing the what I pick. This parsley was picked and drawn this morning (colored pencil and drawing pencil) . It took me two mornings of trying to get the hang of the leaf shape.
I started off these daily drawings by drawing on envelopes. The first one I did, of garlic scapes, I sent off to my cousin John. I didn’t keep a copy of it, and immediately regretted it. Well, not really, but I started keeping the originals, and making copies. All on envelopes.
After awhile I began to see a problem with drawing on envelopes…after I made a few prints, it was hard to tell the originals from the copies.
Another problem with drawing on envelopes was that I would find it hard to position the drawing well on the page. I like the idea of printing on envelopes and sending these drawings off in the mail, so I decided to mostly work on drawing paper, then transfer the image to envelopes later.